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Book of the Poor What They Want, in Their Own Words

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ISBN-10: 1936863332

ISBN-13: 9781936863334

Edition: N/A

Authors: Kenan Heise

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This stirring work takes readers on a heartbreaking, illuminating, and inspiring journey into the homes and lives of the 16 percent who live below the poverty threshold. Author and retiredChicago Tribunereporter Kenan Heise culls 50 years of his published interviews with the poor and destitute to allow them to tell their own stories in their own voices to provide a sobering call to action. With full discussions on a myriad of topics—including the history of poverty, the use of drugs and alcohol among the poor, the lasting result of Reaganomics, the importance of minimum wage, and the relationship between the media and the poor—The Book of the Poorprovides clear and concrete steps that can…    
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Publisher: Marion Street Press, LLC
Publication date: 11/19/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Poor, You, and I
Are You Poor?
The Government's Invisible Helping Hand
Hurricane Katrina: The Really, Really Poor
The Cause of Death-Poverty
You
They Speak for Themselves: An Oral History
The Poor and the Destitute
The Children of the Poor
Dumpster Diving
Sleeping Under the Viaduct
Drugs, Alcohol, and the Homeless
Reaganomics Put Women in Jail
The Heart of Chicago's Poorest Neighborhoods
Soup Kitchen Meals
Panhandlers on Chicago's Bridges
Hurtful Medicaid Cuts in Florida
Unemployed
Young, Jobless, and on the Streets
Our Fellow Americans in Prison
Who Are the Poor?
Back When Both Parties Still Seemed to Care
The Working Poor
The "Undeserving" Poor
Those Who Cannot Afford Transportation
Poverty Among Hispanics
Race, Place, and Poverty
Native Americans Who Are Poor
Let's Do Something
Social Security, Medicare, arid Medicaid
Are You Scared?
Jobs in Rebuilding America's Infrastructure
How the Poor Can Be the Stimulators the Economy Needs
Public Radio and the Poor
Starting from the Bottom Up: The Key to a Functioning Economy
Our "Evolving Standard of Decency"
Prelude to the Future
Writing Off the Poor Helped the Confederacy Lose the Civil War
FDR's "The Forgotten Man" Address
Thank You, Depression-Era Generation
An Economic Bill of Rights
Initiating a War Against Poverty
Victory in the War on Poverty
Some of the People and Organizations Taking Action to End Poverty
Half in Ten, Washington, DC
Eradicating Hunger and Undernutrition
Just Harvest, Pittsburgh, PA
A Minnesota Without Poverty, St. Paul, MN
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Witnesses to Hunger, Philadelphia, PA
CLASP and Spotlight on Poverty
PolicyLink: Equity in Tomorrow's America
Ending World Poverty: Achievements and Shortfalls
Index